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South Leeds on the map for West Yorkshire mass transit system

Plans for a transport network – including a new mass transit system – that connects all West Yorkshire’s communities to jobs, education and opportunity are set out today (27 January 2021). The proposals identify where people will live and work in the coming decades, the journeys they will need to

Sixty years since the last Leeds Tram – a commemoration

Introduction During the nineteenth century towns and cities developed with public transport systems operated by private individuals and companies. Early buses didn’t have rubber tyres and horses provided the motive power. Trams with steel wheels running on steel rails gave a better ride. On 16 September 1871 horses pulled the

Middleton Park tramway anniversary to be marked

The Leeds Transport Historical Society is holding an evening stroll on Monday 13 July 2015 down part of the trackbed of the Middleton Tramway to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of its opening on 12 November 1925. The group will meet on the Ring Road Beeston Park at the junction with

Middleton Railway: Woman hurt in tram accident

Fire crews were called to Middleton Railway to an incident involving a three-tonne horse-drawn tram at around 3.20pm yesterday, reports FireWestYorkshire. A woman was trapped under a tram with serious injuries. Crews released the woman, who was then transported to hospital by ambulance. The woman became trapped after the horses